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Blunted Kai Scissors as Trauma Shears 1102

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Blunted Kai Scissors as Trauma Shears
« on: May 29, 2016, 04:52:40 PM »
I've been looking for heavy duty trauma shears now for a while and quite frankly found nothing I was willing to put my confidence in. The idea behind finding heavy duty trauma shears was in case something happens during fencing practice with everybody wearing heavy padded armor.

So, I asked a friend who was working in the ER at a mountain hospital (bikers in the summer, skiers in the winter), what they use to cut off biker uniforms and ski-overalls. And he told me they'd use normal scissors from Kai, which had been blunted. I of course immediately forgot about that but during my recent visit in one of my favorite knife stores the sales-guy pointed out that the local university hospital uses blunted scissors from Kai (see a pattern here?).

So, that is what I got.


First thing you notice, they are BIG. You can clearly see that all that has been done is the scissor tips that have been rounded.


The jaws open so wide, the great white gets jealous


Next to my regular trauma shears (Dovo, Solingen).
« Last Edit: May 29, 2016, 05:02:47 PM by Etherealicer »



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Re: Blunted Kai Scissors as Trauma Shears
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 04:59:51 PM »
They are fairly expensive, so are they worth it?


Cutting test on pant belt line, 4-fold. Both do a good job, the Kai cuts much cleaner and more than 3 times longer with a single stroke, yeah size rocks.


8-fold. The smaller shears have to give up here. Only with pulling cuts you can gnaw your way mm by mm. To the Kai it does not feel different from the 4-stack.


16-fold. Biggest test here was to fold the pants, the stack is 2-3 cm thick. Still no problem for the Kai scissors, the cut length is a bit shorter but it still cuts through like its nothing.

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Re: Blunted Kai Scissors as Trauma Shears
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 10:29:12 AM »
Quite on the different end of scissor size, but when I mentioned to the Solingen Cutlery Guy on our market I was looking for decent kids nail scissors but courl not find any, he said I should buy a pair of decent Nail scissors and He´d blunt the tips.

Voila. Nicely cutting, non-pokey Nai lscissors for our rugrats.

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Re: Blunted Kai Scissors as Trauma Shears
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 05:46:30 PM »
I have just gone back to my raptor. How much are the Kai?

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Re: Blunted Kai Scissors as Trauma Shears
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 12:38:19 PM »
I have just gone back to my raptor. How much are the Kai?
With the blunting the same as LM Raptors.

I have played with a Raptor, but don't own one so I cannot really compare. All I can tell is that the Raptor is a lot smaller (but also lighter), also does not feel as solid. On the other hand the Kai cannot be folded and has no other functions than being a pair of scissors.

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